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Official: Manchester City complete signing of IIkay Gundogan

Manchester City complete signing of IIkay Gundogan

Premier League giants Manchester City have completed the signing of German midfielder IIkay Gundogan.

The confirmation came via twitter, Manchester City’s tweet read:

The initial announcement came in a weird manner when IIkay Gundogan had tweeted ‘@MCFC Announce Gundogan’ and Manchester City immediately responded.

After completion of the midfielder’s signing, the club released a statement which read: ‘City are delighted to announce the signing of Ilkay Gundogan.

German international Gundogan joins City from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal.

A creative, technically proficient midfielder, the 25-year old can operate anywhere in the middle of the park and will give incoming manager Pep Guardiola plenty of options.’

After joining the club Gundogan said: “I’m thrilled to have signed for Manchester City. When I learned of City’s interest my heart was set on coming here and things have moved very quickly.

“I have loved my time with Borussia Dortmund and I would like to thank the club and the supporters for the five very happy years I spent there.

“They gave me a platform to play on and I became a better player because of the belief, patience and trust they showed in me.

“Now I have a new challenge and that is to achieve great things with City. The opportunity to work with a coach like Pep Guardiola is something I am really looking forward to and I am flattered to be the first signing the Club has made this summer.

“I can promise the City fans I will give everything to help us win titles both in England and the Champions League. These are exciting times.

“I have my best years ahead of me and I think we can achieve great things together. I can’t wait to begin this new chapter in my career.”

The club’s Director of Football Txiki Begiristain said: “Ilkay is an excellent addition to our team and we are delighted to have him on board.

“He is an intelligent and versatile midfielder who can operate in a number of different roles. I think our supporters will enjoy his work ethic and technical ability and I believe he will be a very important player for us in the coming years.”

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